Caffeine is the fuel that gets us through our day, but what is it, how does it really work and is it possibly not a good thing?
Cosmos science journalist Matthew Agius has been trying to kick his caffeine habit, but to no avail.
On this episode of Huh? Science Explained, he’s buzzing about the drug that many of us can’t get through a day without, shedding light on how caffeine works to keep us up at night, why NASA decided to drug spiders, and an experiment in the nineties that had the worlds of several caffeine addicts come to a grinding halt.
Read science facts, not fiction...
There’s never been a more important time to explain the facts, cherish evidence-based knowledge and to showcase the latest scientific, technological and engineering breakthroughs. Cosmos is published by The Royal Institution of Australia, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science. Financial contributions, however big or small, help us provide access to trusted science information at a time when the world needs it most. Please support us by making a donation or purchasing a subscription today.